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Case Studies

Training Helps Small Business To Work Through Fowl Conditions

28 June 2022

As the name suggests, Hens for Hire Ltd specialises in keeping a variety of hens and offers others, particularly young people, the experience of caring for them. While the business is based in Burton on Trent, Chicken Whisperer Claire works with nurseries, childcare centres and care homes across England, setting up hen houses and getting […]

Dog Groomers Undergo Fur-st Aid Training

28 June 2022

Pawsome Paws Dog Grooming & Training Academy, as the name implies, a dog grooming provider that also teaches dog grooming via Open College Network West Midlands. The business is based in Burntwood, Staffordshire, and the team consists of four people. Dealing with dogs on a daily basis, the team recognised that they needed to have […]

Lichfield Charity Uses Grant Funding to Improve Staff Well-Being

21 June 2022

Liberty Jamboree is a charity based in the Lichfield district, working with young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) across Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth and the West Midlands. They first heard about the Skills Hub from another business who received a Training Grant and contacted the charity to let them know about the opportunity. […]

UPVC Installers Commence Strata-gy to Combat Skills Shortage

21 June 2022

Established in 1986, Strata supplies and installs windows, doors, and conservatories made with UPVC (Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, a material used as a substitute for painted wood). Based in Stoke-On-Trent’s Festival Park, they have both domestic and commercial clients throughout Staffordshire, Cheshire and the surrounding areas. Sharon Parkes, CMIOSH Director of Health, Safety and Compliance at […]

Consulting Business Meets Leadership Demands By Upskilling

21 June 2022

Westley Consulting, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, is a team of business consultants and construction project managers for the food and rural sectors. The company has established a construction management service in recent years, which has opened up new opportunities, but has also created additional demands on leadership. Upon learning about the availability of the Skills Hub […]

Lichfield-Based Business Benefits From Multiple Training Grants

20 June 2022

Pedrollo Distribution Ltd is a Lichfield-based importer and wholesaler/distributor of water pumping and water treatment equipment. They have been active for almost thirty years and currently have twenty-three employees. As a member of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, the team at Pedrollo are kept up-to-date on the grants that they’re able to apply for, and were […]

Canine Hydrotherapists Use Training to Bring Themselves Closer to Paw-fection

20 June 2022

Animal Matters Ltd is a Lichfield-based business with a team of five, who are all dedicated to providing the best advice they can give around all things dog! As well as running a day care service – keeping dogs company and helping them stay stimulated while their owners are working – Animal Matters also has […]

Play Equipment Manufacturer Uses Grant To Help Make Playgrounds Safer

20 June 2022

The Children’s Playground Co. Ltd – or CPCL – is a manufacturer of equipment for children’s play areas, specialising in bespoke designs. Although based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, they frequently work with councils across the entire UK and Ireland. Using wood from the robinia tree, they aim to create the most challenging playground equipment with an emphasis […]

Training Grant Galvanises Business Growth

17 June 2022

Although they’re based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, electrical installation company Underwood Electrical Ltd has a widespread area of operation, carrying out work in the wider counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire. To help them appeal to clients even further, Underwood Electrical looked into growing their business by introducing additional services to their remit – however, like many […]

Freight Forwarding Business Upskills In Marketing

17 June 2022

After being in business for twenty-two years and accumulating forty staff along the way, a change is coming for Espace Global Freight of Burntwood, Staffordshire: Their Managing Director, Tony Shally, will be leaving the business next year. As Tony has thus far been the member of the team responsible for all the business’ marketing activity, […]